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Les Malheurs de l'inconstance, ou lettres de la marquise de Syrcé, et du comte de Mirbelle

Illustrated by François Marie Isidore Queverdo (French, 1748–about 1808), Engraved by Joseph de Longueil (French, 1730–1792), Author Claude Joseph Dorat (French, 1734–1780), Publisher Delalain (firm) (18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 319-20


Overall: 21.3 x 14 x 4 cm (8 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with two etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam, and Paris: Delalain, 1772) Octavo, two parts in one volume; [pt. 1] 130 leaves, plus one plate; [pt. 2] 113 ll., plus one plate; original[?] red pastepaper boards (spine faded).

Literary illustrations.

Amsterdam, and Paris: Delalain, 1772


Acquired in 1912 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent